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CD Review: It Came From Connecticut Volume 1
When I was growing up in Boston in the 1970s and '80s, I saw a lot of great local bands ruined by overzealous studio producers who tried to conform the bands' lively and distinctive sounds into some imagined "commercial" radio formula of the day. You would think that in the wake of early ‘90s mainstream hits by Nirvana, Folk Implosion and so many other uncompromising acts, that such mailing would no longer be an issue. Yet it persists in small regional recording studios throughout the nation. A lot of local band simply don' t sound like themselves once they've been through too "professional" a recording experience.
By Christopher Arnott
December 21, 2012